Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr doesn’t expect Toronto Raptors small forward Patrick McCaw to get his 2018 championship ring during the 2019 NBA Finals.
McCaw reportedly ignored several of his Warriors teammates who reached out to him during his holdout at the beginning of the season. McCaw was a restricted free agent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers signed McCaw, only to release him a few days later. McCaw then signed with the Raptors for the rest of the season. The Warriors asked the NBA to investigate the Cavs’ signing of McCaw, as the Dubs thought Cleveland helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent.
Steve Kerr said he doesn’t expect Patrick McCaw to receive his ring during the Finals.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 27, 2019
Last season with the Warriors, McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line. He suffered a serious back injury and missed a bevy of games as a result.
McCaw barely plays for the Raptors. If he gets playing time at Oracle Arena in the Finals, you can bet the Warriors fans will boo him every time he touches the ball. His departure from Golden State is still one of the weirdest stories of the season.
The NBA Finals begin on Thursday. Games 1 and 2 are in Toronto.